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In Which Poets Just Say Don’t!! March 1, 2013: A hundred years ago this month, Poetry magazine published Ezra Pound's "A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste," which proved to be a poetry game-changer by taking poets to task for mucky abstractions, loose verse, and Victorian cliché. We always need a refresher from Mr. Pound, that's why we keep a copy of the ABC's of Reading handy (hey, New [...] by

Reginald Dwayne Betts interviewed June 4, 2012: Ru Freeman talks to Reginald Dwayne Betts about poetry, juvenile incarceration, Cave Canem, witness, and much much more. Here's a taste: Q. You changed your name to Shahid while you were in prison, to reflect your position as “witness” (the Arabic meaning of the name), a writer, the one observes how people can destroy themselves. [...] by